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Lightning owner Jeff Vinik to attend talks; Marty St. Louis on hand in New York

NEW YORK — The NHL labor talks are set to resume Tuesday with six owners and players scheduled to meet without a couple of the key figures from each side. Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr will not be present.

The NHL announced Sunday that the Tampa Bay Lightning's Jeff Vinik would be one of the six owners attending.

Lightning star Marty St. Louis told the Tampa Bay Times that he would be in New York but was not sure if he would be in the room for the meetings. "I have no hope or expectations at this point," he said.

The union will announce its representatives on Tuesday. Canadian Press News Agency reported Monday that Penguins star Sidney Crosby, Sabres goalie Ryan Miller and Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews are among the players expected to be in New York and could be selected for the meeting.

After a few days of wrangling, following the conclusion of talks between the sides and a pair of federal mediators, the NHL and the union agreed on parameters for talks that will keep the respective leaders on the outside.

Bettman proposed such a meeting on Wednesday when talks broke down and the mediators left the process. Originally, the thought was that only owners and players would get together for the next round of discussions, but the roster was expanded Sunday to include staff members and counsel on each side.

"Ultimately, we are just trying to find some meeting format that can gain some traction," deputy commissioner Bill Daly said.

All games through Dec. 14 have already been wiped off the schedule, along with the outdoor Winter Classic on New Year's Day and All-Star Weekend that was slated for January in Columbus, Ohio.

Times staff writer Damian Cristodero contributed to this report.

Lightning owner Jeff Vinik to attend talks; Marty St. Louis on hand in New York 12/04/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 12:09am]
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